A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 02, 2018
“Tick taco” (tick tock + taco)

A clock is said to go “tick-tock.” A clock riddle is:

Q: What do Spanish clocks say?
A: Tick taco.


The “Spanish clock” joke was posted on Twitter on July 3, 2017.

“Tick taco” was posted on the newsgroup alt.humor.puns on May 31, 2006. “Watching the clock tick down til its taco time. tick. tick. tick. taco. taco. taco” was posted on Twitter on November 12, 2009. “Tick taco” was entered in the Urban Dictionary on June 25, 2015.


Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
tick taco
Dr Tormento
5/31/06
Should a dumb Hispanic be called a doofez?

Twitter
Mandy Graessle
@favouritethings
Watching the clock tick down til its taco time. tick. tick. tick. taco. taco. taco.
12:35 PM - 12 Nov 2009

Twitter
Daniel Maurer
@MoscaMaurer
Tick tock, tick taco: Less than 30 days till @RockawayTaco, per the countdown clock. http://rockawaytaco.com/
8:20 PM - 1 Apr 2013

Urban Dictionary
tick taco
The time between taco delivery and taco mastication when one must not dilly dally for fear of said tacos dogfoodifying as they get cold.
“Man, these tacos be smellin’ good! We best eat ‘em quick. tick taco, muthatrukka!”
#tick#taco#muthatrukka#time sensitive tacos#dog food
by Heinous Realist June 25, 2015

Twitter
P.Bass
@PrestonB_3
Replying to @arcos_chloe
What do Spanish clocks say? Tick taco..
5:17 PM - 3 Jul 2017

Twitter
Kalee Smith
@kaleessmith
what do spanish clocks say?
tick taco
2:23 AM - 4 Jul 2017

Twitter
🍝
@DrewRich_
What Did The Spanish Clock Say?
12:28 PM - 6 Jul 2017

Twitter
Skye Chanel
@Skye_chanel
Replying to @chrstnalxndra
What did the Spanish Clock Say? Tick Taco 😂😂😂
3:16 PM - 11 Jul 2017

Twitter
ky
@KGocampo
what do spanish clocks say? tick taco
12:23 AM - 13 Jul 2017

Twitter
SHAOLIN DARKTASTIC
@mucofreebandz
what do spanish clocks say? tic taco
3:43 AM - 12 Jul 2017

Reddit—Jokes
What does a spanish clock say?
submitted July 29, 2017 by [deleted]
[deleted]

Redditfly
What do Spanish clocks say? (self.gameflysocial)
submitted August 2, 2017 by MustangMatt99The Only Gentleman on Redditfly
Tic-taco

Twitter
dad jokes
@dadtellsjokes
What do Spanish clocks say?
Tick taco
2:15 PM - 4 Mar 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, March 02, 2018 • Permalink